Indigenous Peoples Métis

Establish a federal claims process that recognizes Métis self-government and resolves outstanding claims.

Liberal Platform Page 48 October 5, 2015
In progress
Mar 2017

Building Strong Indigenous Communities - A Renewed Nation-to-Nation Relationship

2017 Federal Budget March 22, 2017

Budget 2017 also proposes to invest $84.9 million over the next five years, and $28.3 million per year ongoing, to build the governance capacity of the Métis National Council and its five provincial Governing Members. This will lay the foundation for a new relationship with Métis Peoples and support collaborative work with the federal government on moving toward Métis self-government and self-determination. Funding will also support Métis identification registries and the review of existing programs and services.

In addition, Budget 2017 proposes to provide $24 million per year, on an ongoing basis, to support the timely resolution of specific claims, in order to address past grievances related to historic treaties and other obligations.